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neighborguy Aug 26, 2010 04:55 PM

What would you put on your iPod "Cooking" playlist?

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    acecil Aug 26, 2010 06:05 PM

    I like to listen to KCRW out of LA - can always find great music shows on demand

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      mebby Aug 26, 2010 06:42 PM

      I agree. Definitely feeds the foodie creative vibe with the wide range of music played. Been my favorite go-to for 15+ years.

    2. momskitchen Aug 26, 2010 06:17 PM

      Great question....how about:

      Canned Goods by Greg Brown here's a nice cover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zh-CaCOGz0
      Home Grown Tomatoes by Guy Clark can you argue with what tastes better than home grown tomatoes? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nitgmAInI18&feature=related
      Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie You can get anything you want there....it's not really about food but why not? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GguFmYRryz8&feature=related
      Wond'ring Aloud Jethro Tull best breakfast song ever http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORNS3yHWdL8
      Shanty Song - Jonathan Edwards ....you're sitting down in the the kitchen, fixin' somethin good to eat, aren't ya? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6vyTM...

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        jameshig Aug 26, 2010 06:23 PM

        I'm currently listening to jurassic 5. Can't turn off "feedback" to save my life.

        http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&...

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          LauraGrace Aug 26, 2010 06:58 PM

          I love to sing while I cook, so something classic, catchy, and fun -- Motown fits the bill most times for me. You can boogie while you saute. ;)

          1. eight_inch_pestle Aug 26, 2010 07:41 PM

            +1 on the singing...Sam Cooke's Live at the Harlem Square Club is the favorite choice in that vein of late. Otherwise hip hop or jazz (Mingus, please), or something melodic like Local Natives.

            KEXP keeps me just able to not sound like a total dork when the hipsters that are so unavoidable here in Seattle talk music.

            In any event, unless the gf is watching the tele (kitchen is only separated from the living/dining room by a breakfast bar), in our house music and cooking go together like cornbread and collards.

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              brooklynkoshereater Aug 26, 2010 07:44 PM

              I love fifties and sixties music - although I remember rockin' the peeler to 'Eye of the Tiger'

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                Beckyleach Aug 29, 2010 05:42 PM

                I found that a good helping of old Broadway show tunes (in a most recent case, "South Pacific") keeps me happy and entertained and yet not too distracted. I don't notice my feet hurting when I'm singing "I'm as corny as Kansas in August....")

                1. epabella Aug 31, 2010 12:10 AM

                  1. the stranglers!!!! golden brown, peaches and waltzinblack! in recognition of keith floyd, the greatest tv chef ever!!!
                  2. baba o'reilly by the who - anthem of my idol hugh fearnley whittingstall (incredible drumming the late keith moon too)
                  3. theme of boiling point and the f-word by babybird to salute my other idol - the great gordon ramsay.
                  4. digue-ding-ding by michel lgrand for the heston blumenthal vibe.

                  i started a similar thread but it was taken down by herr adolf the führer, tovarish stalin and scottish prince idi amin.

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